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Consumers can monitor credit, FICO scores with new Experian app

April 13, 2015
COSTA MESA, Calif. (4/14/15)--Experian has released a mobile app for iOS and Android devices that allows users of Experian Credit Tracker to access credit information including their FICO scores.

"When consumers learn more about credit, including their FICO score, that's power--power to better understand credit and achieve financial goals," said Guy Abramo, Experian consumer services president. "The new Experian Credit Tracker app makes it possible for members to engage and interact with their credit anytime, anywhere, on any compatible iOS or Android device."

The app is for existing Experian Credit Tracker members in the United States, and it lets them quickly access their Experian credit reports and FICO scores and monitor their credit. Members also receive push notifications when key updates to their credit report are detected.

App users can view their full Experian credit report, seeing the same kind of information that financial institutions see--including credit accounts, inquiries and public records. The member's Experian credit report is updated automatically every day upon sign-in.

Members can track credit score changes over time and see the key areas that influence it. Score factors tell members which of their financial behaviors are helping and hurting their FICO scores.

Experian also monitors changes to members' credit profiles, such as when a new credit account is opened, an address change is reported or an inquiry appears on their credit reports. When these changes occur, Experian sends members push notifications so they can view them on their devices, allowing members to respond quickly.